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There is an excellent team of carers and nurses who I can see actually "care" about the residents and relatives. I feel very fortunate to have found such a great environment for my mother to be looked after in.


The lady who looks after the activities is excellent so we as a family are very happy to say to others this home is both caring and safe. My mother is happy so we are all happy.


The care and attention that was given was wonderful. Full marks to everybody in the home.


Comfortable and caring. Staff are competent and caring, always ready to help.


The staff are wonderful and the care my husband receives is excellent.


GSF Accredited Care – Platinum

We hold a GSF quality hallmark for excellence in end of life care at two of our homes. This means our residents continue to receive the right care for them, at the right time, until the very end.

At Cedars Care Group, we are dedicated to providing the best standards possible in end of life care for our residents. We’ve demonstrated this commitment and level of excellence, by achieving recognition for the National Gold Standard Framework (GSF) award, at two of our care homes in Southport.

In 2017, Woodlands Manor Care Home, on Chambres Road, and Cedar Grange Care Centre, on Pilkington Road, were among 14 care homes from across the UK to receive a Quality Hallmark Award from the National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre. The accreditation is highly competitive, establishing recognised standards of care and ensuring better quality of life for patients. A total of 3,000 care homes nationally have completed the GSF Care Homes programme since it was launched in 2004. To date, 600 have become accredited.

In 2021 our  Woodlands Manor Care Home, and Cedar Grange Care Centre went through a different assessment process, due to COVID-19 restrictions, to ensure that both homes were able to continue to display the GSF quality hallmark.  We are extremely proud to say that not only were Woodlands Manor Care Home and Cedar Grange Care Centre, awarded the GSF quality hallmark for excellence in end of life care again, they achieved Platinum accreditation this time.  A fantastic achievement, which reflects our teams dedication and commitment to the care given in our homes.

What the GSF Quality Hallmark means

The National Gold Standards Framework Centre is the UK’s largest provider of training in end of life care for health and social professionals. The training allows carers to deliver the highest standard in co-ordinated care for people who may be in their last years of life. It ensures that no matter what stage of their illness a resident is at, everyone involved in their care will know about their needs and wishes due to advance care planning, and will be best prepared to ensure they are fulfilled. Before they can qualify for the award, care homes that receive GSF training must achieve 20 quality standards and demonstrate real improvement in the quality of care they provide. Find out More

What our Resident Families Say

“My mum was only with Cedar Grange for about a month, during which the staff were able to persuade her to wash and leave her room. In the last few days she practically had one on one care. At the critical times, I received a couple of calls about her condition. The staff were great and promptly carried out my wishes. I was able to be with her when she died. She died in, what in my opinion, was the right place for her. We chose Cedar Grange because it’s different. I feel it’s a very good care home. I would happily go there myself if needs be.” -Anonymous

What our Staff Say

“We always strived to give the best possible care to our residents, but the GSF programme has made us rethink the whole way we work and plan our residents’ care, giving us a whole new perspective. This in turn has made all the staff feel much more confident about providing care for our residents, right up until the end of their life.” –Lyndsey, Group Operations Director at Cedars Care Group

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What our families say

"When dad first came to Woodlands Manor he did so because we as a family liked the homely feeling and friendliness of the staff. Since that time dads, dementia has changed sometimes altering his personality and occasionally causing distress, during these difficult times dad has always been treated with dignity and respect. I have always been included in decisions and advised of any concerns. I feel confident that any difficult times ahead will be approached in the same way with professionalism and care."